Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,
Could you please provide me with the following information pertaining to the authorities Local Offer on Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
1. What is the name, email address and contact phone number of the main contact within the council for 'SEND' Local Offer?
2. Are there regional contacts for 'SEND' that deal with schools, if so what are their names, contact numbers and email addresses?
3. Does the council 'SEND' support team have group meetings with schools during the year, if so how frequently and when and where is the next one?
4. What other support does the council 'SEND' team offer schools with regards to training and guidance?
Dear Mr Cassidy,
Thank you for your request for information about SEND Contact Details,
which was received on 15 August 2016.
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Dear Mr Cassidy
Freedom of Information Request
Further to your request for information about SEND Contact Details
I can tell you the following:
Otherwise refer to the website :
1. Phil Ward (Head of Service SENDI)
Tel: 01922 654689
email: [email address]
2. Unknown as yet , but a ‘Google Search’ would uncover a number of
specialist support organisations (British Dyslexia Association ,
Tourrettes Syndrome, ADHD, National Austistic Society etc)
3. As far as I am aware the Educational Psychology Service and
Sensory Advisory Team have Termly ‘Inclusion Planning Meetings’ at
individual schools (or clusters)
4. I understand that there is an annual training programme of events
provided by the Authority, that schools are invited to attend.
The SEND Service is made up of a number of services, including Educational
Psychology, Sensory Advisory Team
Otherwise refer to the website :
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From: Fakhara Qanwal On Behalf Of [email address]
Sent: 16 August 2016 09:22
To: Programme and Business Support
Subject: FOI REQUEST - RFI0898/16 re: SEND Contact Details
We have received the following request for information under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000:RFI0898/16
Could you please provide me with the following information pertaining to
the authorities Local Offer on Special Education Needs and Disabilities
1. What is the name, email address and contact phone number of the main
contact within the council for 'SEND' Local Offer?
2. Are there regional contacts for 'SEND' that deal with schools, if so
what are their names, contact numbers and email addresses?
3. Does the council 'SEND' support team have group meetings with schools
during the year, if so how frequently and when and where is the next one?
4. What other support does the council 'SEND' team offer schools with
regards to training and guidance?
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